Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland fans have been honoured in Paris this evening for their exemplary conduct at Euro 2016.

Republic of Ireland supporters, represented by Jamie Monaghan and Joe McKenna, were presented with the prestigious Médaille de la Ville de Paris by Mayor Anne Hidalgo in the French capital.

It was estimated that over 100,000 Ireland fans supporters travelled to France for Euro 2016 and received glowing plaudits from the world's media for their support and behaviour inside and outside the tournament stadiums.

The award was simultaneously presented to the Northern Ireland supporters at a special ceremony in the fan zone in Paris, which was attended by the Irish Ambassador to France Geraldine Byrne Nason.

FAI chief executive John Delaney said: "I was delighted to see our fantastic supporters receive this great honour from Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

"Our supporters are the greatest ambassadors our country could have, and just like our new generation of footballing heroes, we're extremely proud of them.

"It was also great to see Jamie Monaghan collect this award on behalf of all of our supporters, and I include the late James Nolan, who sadly passed away during Euro 2012. 

"It is fitting too, that we remember the two Northern Ireland supporters - Darren Rodgers and Robert Rainey - who died during Euro 2016.”